"Arrested a man in Terrassa who wanted to kill the President of the Spanish Government. The arrested, who had an arsenal of weapons at home, is in prison," Los Mossos tweeted in English.
A local newspaper, Publico, was the first to report the story. It identified the suspect as Manuel Murillo Sanchez, a 63-year-old security guard. He was detained three weeks ago.
Sanchez was reportedly held after researching the prime minister’s schedule in a social media group chat and commenting aggressively on the plan to exhume the remains of late dictator Francisco Franco.